Thursday, May 10, 2012

Theology of Waiting

Started this book about a month ago. Short book, deep thoughts.

Andrew Murray says waiting on God is the greatest place to be . . . because waiting on God is the way to knowing God. It's a place of deep dependence and deep trust in the LORD. It's a place of surrendering your will to His.

Waiting is knowing.
Waiting is depending.
Waiting is trusting.
Waiting is surrender.

"Give God His glory by resting in Him, by trusting Him fully, by waiting patiently for Him. This patience honors Him greatly; it leaves Him, as God on the throne, to do His work; it yields self wholly inot His hands. It lets God by God." (p.31)

"The word patience is derived from the Latin word for suffering. . . Patience then becomes our highest blessedness and our highest grace. It honors God, and gives Him time to have His way with us. It is the highest expression of our faith in His goodness and faithfulness. It brings the soul perfect rest in the assurance that God is carrying on His work. It is the token of our full consent that God should deal with us in such a way and time that He thinks best. True patience is the losing of our self-will in His perfect will." (p.37)

Easier said than done Andrew Murray!

Do you view waiting as a gift of grace?
Do you view at as blessing to deepen your dependance on the LORD?
As way to strengthen your faith?
Do you find contentment in the wait?
Do you seek to be strengthened by the strength of His might?

Me neither. But I'm LEARNING to be content in my circumstances (Philippians 4:11). Learning. Growing. Waiting. Trusting.

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him . . ." (Psalm 37:7)

"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord" (Psalm 27:14)

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